International Geostrategic Maritime Observatory (IGMO)

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OBGMS becomes the IGMO

Following our plenary session in Paris in November, the Observatory members present have decided to take our organisation to the next level.  With it comes a new name, more suitable … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

The President weighs in on the terror attacks in Paris

The President was interviewed JJ Green @NATSEC09 @WTOP regarding the attacks on #CharlieHebdo : http://wtop.com/europe/2015/01/i-am-charlie-goes-viral-after-paris-news-attack/ The President wrote a tribune @thehill : http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international/228868-in-the-aftermath-of-the-paris-attack The President wrote a second article following the unity … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Fall/Winter edition of the GMR is out

Happy Holidays! As we leave 2014 behind, here is the Fall/Winter issue of the Geostrategic Maritime Reivew  : GMR n° 3 Fall Winter 2014 You won’t want to miss S.E. Philippe … Continue reading

December 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Ukraine : prémices de guerre froide en Europe?”

The President’s book on Ukraine and the cold war in Europe, Prémices de guerre froide en Europe ,  published by the French editor, l’Harmattan, in French, under the Raisonnance Collection, directed by … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

The President conducts Risk assessment seminar on the Black Sea

Thank you to Elisabeth Albrycht @ealbrycht @iscom for her invitation to conduct a week long seminar on “Strategic Risk analysis assessment of the wider Black Sea region”. And our fifth-year … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Slavtcho Neykov joins the Scientific Council

We are pleased to announce that Slavtcho Neykov has  joined the Observatory’s Scientific Council. Recently nominated Chairman of the Managmenet Board of the Energy Management Institute in Sofia, Mr Neykov … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gülmira Rzayeva joins the Scientific Council

We are pleased to announce that Gülmira Rzayeva has joined the Scientific Council. Her complete profile is available under Research/Scientific Council/Gülmira Rzayeva.

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

GMTF Chairman, Jean-Paul Pancracio, publishes new articles

Herewith a list of recent publications by our GMTF Chairman on the Arctic, naval bases abroad, diplomacy law  : « Un régime spécifique : les bases navales en territoire étranger », Questions internationales, … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Roundtable on Energy Security in the Black Sea at the Cercle de la Mer in Paris

Our Fall/Winter edition of the Geostrategic Maritime Review (GMR 3) brought together professionals of the energy sector to discuss energy security in the Black Sea at the Cercle de la … Continue reading

November 27, 2014

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  • Syria's President Speaks: Behind the Scenes With Jonathan Tepperman
    January 29, 2015 Foreign Affairs Managing Editor Jonathan Tepperman discusses traveling in a war zone, what it is like inside Assad's presidential palace, whether the West can negotiate with the Syrian regime, and more. Jonathan Tepperman Jonathan Tepperman Referring articles:  Syria's President Speaks No import errors Terms of use:  We or our lice […]
  • The Houthis Test King Salman
    The Turmoil in Yemen Puts Saudi Arabia in a Tight Spot January 29, 2015 Fahad Nazer Summary:  In late January, in the span of only a day, both Saudi Arabia and Yemen turned a new leaf. Ninety-year-old Saudi King Abdullah passed away and, earlier in Sanaa, Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi announced his resignation. For the Saudis, the change of power w […]
  • Saudi Arabia and Iran's Uneasy Friendship
    The Middle East's New Balance of Power January 28, 2015 Yoel Guzansky and Sigurd Neubauer Summary:  This might be the year that changes everything in the Middle East. The reason: a possible thaw in Saudi Arabian–Iranian relations. This might be the year that changes everything in the Middle East. The reason: a possible thaw in Saudi Arabian–Iranian rela […]
  • A Deal With the Devil?
    Why Washington Should Not Pin Its Hopes on Rouhani January 27, 2015 Michael Singh Summary:  Washington should be wary of pinning its hopes on Rouhani’s camp, much less on influencing the regime’s internal struggle. The Iranian nuclear negotiations have proven divisive enough within the United States and among the United States and its allies. But the bigger […]
  • How to Stop the Bleeding in Syria
    Finding a Way Out of the Conflict January 26, 2015 David C. Litt Summary:  Syria's civil war will end not with surrender but with a negotiated political solution, since no single actor or group of actors has the firepower to overwhelm its opponents. It's time, then, to start mapping out a peace deal. Syria’s civil war will eventually end not with s […]

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  • 02-WMD-launch January 14, 2015
    Page Heading: IMO Secretary-General launches 2015 World Maritime Day theme: “Maritime education and training” at World Maritime University Article Date: 14/01/2015 Description: IMO Secretary-General launches “Maritime education and training” theme at World Maritime University. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 01-WMU-president January 14, 2015
    Page Heading: Dr. Doumbia-Henry appointed new WMU President Article Date: 14/01/2015 Description: IMO and World Maritime University (WMU) have announced the appointment of a new President to head the University. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 45-SOLAS-eif- December 23, 2014
    Page Heading: Cruise ship passenger drill requirements come into force on 1 January 2015 Article Date: 23/12/2014 Description: SOLAS amendments on passenger musters, enclosed spaces and RO Code enter into force. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 44-ECA-sulphur December 23, 2014
    Page Heading: Ships face lower sulphur fuel requirements in emission control areas from 1 January 2015 Article Date: 23/12/2014 Description: Ships face 0.10% sulphur fuel requirements in emission control areas. Rollup Image:
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  • 43-BWM- December 22, 2014
    Page Heading: IMO Secretary-General welcomes revised shipping industry stance on ballast water Article Date: 22/12/2014 Description: IMO Secretary-General welcomes ICS position, encourages Governments to ratify BWM treaty. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown

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  • Opening address to the 166th Meeting of the OPEC Conference November 26, 2014
    by HE Abdourhman Ataher Al-Ahirish, Libya's Vice Prime Minister for Corporations and President of the OPEC Conference, Vienna, Austria, 27 November 2014.
  • OPEC 166th Meeting concludes November 26, 2014
    The 166th Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was held in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday, 27th November 2014.

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